Night sweats refer to episodes of nighttime sweating that can often leave an individual’s body or clothing soaked in sweat. Individuals may wake up finding themselves perspiring excessively that may be caused by an underlying health condition.
The condition is neither brought on by an overly heated environment nor the use of too many blankets. Instead night sweats are triggered by certain physical conditions that are happening in the body internally. For women night sweats are a common complaint during menopause.
Also known as hot flashes, the episodes are identifiable by uncomfortable symptoms like a sudden feeling of extreme warmth spreading through the face and upper body, a flushed appearance and red, blotchy skin. In addition, individuals may also experience rapid heartbeat, excessive perspiration and feeling chilled as the episode subsides.
While medical treatment is available for dealing with night sweats, many women prefer to try natural, at-home remedies instead. Here are ten of the most successful remedies for night sweats.
1. Apple cider vinegar and baking soda
Both apple cider vinegar and baking soda are popular ingredients in a number of home remedies. This is because both have therapeutic properties that can be used to treat various health issues and conditions including night sweats.
To treat night sweats, apple cider vinegar and baking soda offer remedies that are fast working and provide prolonged relief from symptoms. To use this remedy, mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a quarter tsp of baking soda and add to a tall glass of warm water. Drink this mixture at least three times daily on an empty stomach, about twenty minutes before a meal.
If the taste seems too bitter, add in a bit of black strap molasses, but go easy on the sugar content as it can feed on the candida fungus or thrush which will not help the symptoms. For individuals who may find it very hard to handle baking soda, one option is to just dilute the apple cider vinegar in water and drink that instead. For people who may not tolerate the taste of apple cider vinegar, yet another option is to use apple cider vinegar tablets and use them in the drink.